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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2056 Greek: eriphos


denotes "a kid or goat," Mat 25:32 (RV, marg., "kids"); Luk 15:29, "a kid;" some mss. have No. 2 here, indicating a sneer on the part of the elder son, that his father had never given him even a tiny kid.

2 Strong's Number: g2055 Greek: eriphion


a diminutive of No. 1, is used in Mat 25:33. In ver. 32 eriphos is purely figurative; in ver. 33, where the application is made, though metaphorically, the change to the diminutive is suggestive of the contempt which those so described bring upon themselves by their refusal to assist the needy.

3 Strong's Number: g5131 Greek: tragos


denotes "a he-goat," Hbr 9:12, 13, 19; 10:4, the male prefiguring the strength by which Christ laid down His own life in expiatory sacrifice.

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